• How long do seroma's generally take to heal?

    Asked by BeckyTice on Monday, May 20, 2013

    How long do seroma's generally take to heal?

    I have a couple of little seromas one is about an inch deep and the other is just a little shorter. My daughter has been repacking them for a couple of weeks now, twice a day. They are still seeping. How much longer should this go on?

    2 Answers from the Community

    • KarenN@StF's Avatar

      You have a wonderful and dedicated daughter! How lucky you are to have her nearby and able to help, but I'm sure you have more fun things to do together than wound care:)
      Wound healing is unique to each individual and is influenced by a variety of factors. For example, health issues like smoking, diabetes and nutrition status play a role. For diabetics, maintaining glucose levels over time is always important, but especially with wound healing. For all wound healing, having adequate protein, caloric intake, Vitamins A & C in your diet and increasing activity to stimulate the overall circulation can all be helpful.
      Consult with a wound care center if you have not or are not seeing progress (wound getting less deep) each week. Hopefully, it has been getting less deep since you began, but if not, you may need to try a different wound care regimen. Good Luck!

      over 7 years ago
    • BeckyTice's Avatar

      It is healing a little and it looks really good. I do have a couple of pink spots under the skin near the wound site. The little pink dots are just there not getting better not getting worse.

      I've seen the surgical resident since this started... she says the wounds look good now and I had to go to the emergency room once because I ran out of packing strips. The nurse in the ER says it's doing well too.

      Yep I'm lucky to have my daughter... she was invited to go to the beach this weekend but she couldn't go because she's gotta pack her mom's wounds... ;(

      Thanks for responding so quickly KarenN

      over 7 years ago

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